Beauty and the Beat: Kanye West Wants to Know, "Why Every B*tch Smell Like Love Spell?"

Jane, can I please keep this pun? Plus, some rappers feel really strongly about beauty products.
Publish date:
May 21, 2012
Bath & Body Works, beauty products, nars, kanye west, Drake, M.A.C, rap

There are countless sites out there, this one included, that offer up a good amount of content featuring beauty picks from celebrities and editors alike: where they buy their products, what makes their skin glow, what kind of shampoo they use, their favorite fragrances.

And while all of this information is really helpful -- enlightening even -- there's something organic about the beauty namedrops that happen in music, specifically rap.

In the case of the songs below, product placements range from subtle and unexpected to downright slanderous. But they're all seemingly authentic, and that's what's refreshing.

Read on to find out what scents Kanye West can't stand and the drugstore shampoo that makes Schoolboy Q's "knees weak."

Nars Blush in Orgasm

Drake featuring T.I. and Swizz beats - Fancy:

"Say go Cinderella, go Cinderella,

Orgasm blush, lipstick and concealer"

Bath & Body Works Body Spray in Cucumber Melon

Kanye West featuring Kerri Hilson, Pusha T and Cyhi The Prince - Take One For the Team:

"What's the cause of the poor smell?

She said “I just cleaned up baby I can’t tell”
 why every ghetto b-tch gotta smell like Love Spell 
or that Goddamn Cucumber Bath & Body Works, 

I can still smell the sweat the shit hardly works,

What about Cool Water that shit probably worse"

M.A.C Lipglass in Clear

Lil Mama - Lip Gloss:

"M.A.C, L'Oreal, yep, cause I’m worth it, 

Love the way I puts it on so perfect,

Wipe the corners of my mouth so I work it,

When I walk down the hallway, they can’t say nothin'"

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition

Schoolboy Q featuring Dom Kennedy and Curren$y- Grooveline Pt. 1:

"Fresh out the shower, let me smell your hair,

Garnier Fructis got my knees weak, let's cuddle in these sheets,

Let me hold you for a moment, it feels right, don't it?"

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Wale featuring Miguel - Lotus Flower Bomb:

"Flowerbomb, let me guess your favorite fragrance,

And you got that bomb, huh, I'm tryna detonate you"

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Lipstick

Ghostface Killah - Beauty Jackson:

"CoverGirl lipstick, plump color fingertips,

Revlon face blush, oh-five-six shit,

The ashes was hangin off her stog' so she flicked it"


There are obviously a million more beauty product namedrops in songs that I overlooked. Can you think of any? Not just in rap. I listen for them compulsively now -- it's torture!

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